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The "Boring Software" manifesto

18 Jun 2018 - by 'Maurits van der Schee'

As software developers we are tired of the false claims made by evangelists of the latest and greatest technology. We will no longer confront them with their lack of understanding of computer science fundamentals, nor will we defend our lack of knowledge of their hyped and volatile technologies. The state of industry is forcing us to value:

That is, in pursuit of "agility and craftsmanship" we have found "boring software" to be indispensable.

Some examples

The things on the left that are simple and proven, while the things on the right are hyped and volatile.

There are many other examples, but this should get the idea across.

Happy coding!

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